Category Archives: Budget Industry

Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz Supporting Guam Relief Efforts with Helicopters, Communications

Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz Supporting Guam Relief Efforts with Helicopters, Communications

Sailor observes the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the ‘Screamin’ Indians’ of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 on May 30, 2023. US Navy Photo

The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is still operating off the coast of Guam, providing support for disaster relief operations for the U.S. territory that was struck by Super Typhoon Marwa late last month, Navy officials told USNI News. Read More

Navy Issues Boeing $200M Long-lead Super Hornet Award Ahead of Planned 20 Fighter Award

Navy Issues Boeing $200M Long-lead Super Hornet Award Ahead of Planned 20 Fighter Award

An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the ‘Fighting Checkmates’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Aug. 24, 2022. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with a statement from Boeing.

The Navy issued Boeing $200 million to keep its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet production line humming ahead of a congressionally mandated 20 fighter buy, USNI News has learned. Read More

SECDEF Austin: ‘Unfortunate’ that Chinese Defense Minister Won’t Meet

SECDEF Austin: ‘Unfortunate’ that Chinese Defense Minister Won’t Meet

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is welcomed to the Japanses Ministry of Defense by Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada Tokyo, Japan, June 1, 2023. DoD Photo

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday said he welcomes any opportunity for engagement with China’s military leadership in the future, despite Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu declining to meet with him during the upcoming IISS Shangri-La Dialogue.
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White House Taps ACMC Smith to Serve as New Marine Corps Commandant

White House Taps ACMC Smith to Serve as New Marine Corps Commandant

Marine Corps Gen. Eric Smith, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks during his visit to Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, Texas, Nov. 18, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

The White House on Tuesday nominated Marine Corps Assistant Commandant Gen. Eric Smith, a key figure in the service’s Force Design 2030 modernization efforts, to serve as the next commandant, according to a Senate notification. Read More